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SESSION. THE PLAN SHALL CONFORM TO SECTIONS 2,
3 AND 4 OF THIS ARTICLE. FOLLOWING EACH DECEN-
NIAL CENSUS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY BY JOINT
RESOLUTION ADOPT A PLAN SETTING FORTH THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS FOR THE
ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AND THE
HOUSE OF DELEGATES, WHICH PLAN SHALL CONFORM
TO SECTIONS 2, 3 AND 4 OF THIS ARTICLE. IF A PLAN
HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY THE
45TH DAY AFTER THE OPENING OF THE REGULAR
SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN THE THIRD
YEAR FOLLOWING THE 1970 CENSUS AND IN THE SEC-
OND YEAR FOLLOWING EVERY CENSUS THEREAFTER,
THE PLAN ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL
BECOME LAW. IF NO PLAN HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THESE PURPOSES BY
THE 45TH DAY AFTER THE OPENING OF THE REGU-
LAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN THE THIRD
YEAR FOLLOWING THE 1970 CENSUS AND IN THE SEC-
OND YEAR FOLLOWING EVERY CENSUS THEREAFTER,
THE GOVERNOR'S PLAN PRESENTED TO THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY SHALL BECOME LAW.
UPON PETITION OF ANY REGISTERED VOTER, THE
COURT OF APPEALS SHALL HAVE ORIGINAL JURISDIC-
TION TO REVIEW THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTING OF
THE STATE AND MAY GRANT APPROPRIATE RELIEF, IF
IT FINDS THAT THE DISTRICTING OF THE STATE IS
NOT CONSISTENT WITH REQUIREMENTS OF EITHER THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
OR THE CONSTITUTION OF MARYLAND.
UPON THE ADOPTION BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF
THE STATE IN 1972 OF THE ABOVE AMENDMENTS TO
SECTIONS 2. 3, 4 AND 5 OF THIS ARTICLE, ANY LEGIS-
LATIVE DISTRICTING AND APPORTIONMENT PLAN SUB-
MITTED BY THE GOVERNOR OR ADOPTED BY THE GEN-
ERAL ASSEMBLY PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION AS THEY EXISTED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR
TO THE ADOPTION IN 1972 OF THE SAID AMENDMENTS,
SHALL BE VOID AND OF NO EFFECT PROVIDED THAT
ANY PLAN ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE REGULAR SESSION
OF 1973 IN CONFORMITY WITH SECTIONS 2, 3, 4 AND 5
OF THIS ARTICLE, AS AMENDED IN 1972, SHALL NOT
BE VOID, BUT SHALL BECOME LAW IMMEDIATELY UPON
THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT. THE ADOPTION
OF THESE AMENDMENTS IN 1972 DOES NOT AFFECT
THE ELECTION, TENURE, POWERS, PRIVILEGES, AND
DUTIES OF ANY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
IN OFFICE WHEN THESE AMENDMENTS BECOME EF-
FECTIVE, FOR THE REMamendER OF THE TERM FOR
WHICH HE WAS ELECTED.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That this new proposed con-
stitutional amendment be a,nd it is hereby placed on the ballot at the
general election to be held in November 1972 as a substitute for and
in lieu of Chapter 356 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1971,


 
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